A Macomb County attorney has consented to his disbarment, the State of Michigan Attorney Discipline Board reported Thursday.
On July 3, 2008, Edward W. Fisher of Shelby Township received a guilty verdict in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Southern Division, on one count of conspiracy to commit tax fraud, a felony.
The Michigan Court Rules direct that, on conviction of a felony, an attorney be automatically suspended from the practice of law as of the date of that conviction. In a disciplinary proceeding instituted against an attorney based on the attorney’s conviction of a criminal offense, a certified copy of the judgment of conviction is conclusive proof of the commission of the criminal offense.
The parties filed a stipulation for consent order of discipline, which the Attorney Grievance Commission approved and the hearing panel accepted. Based on the stipulation of the parties, ADB Tri-County Hearing Panel #108 ordered that Fisher’s license to practice law in Michigan be revoked, effective retroactive to July 3, 2008. The panel also ordered Fisher to pay costs of $1,029.71.
Source: State of Michigan Attorney Discipline Board